Jordanian Cuisine ( part 1 )

This post concerned about Jordanians’ cuisine, If you’re a food lover, this is a list of food you’ve got to try when you’re in Jordan.
Ok, let’s get started.


1- Falafel 

Falafel, a combination of ground chickpeas, mixed with a variety of spices, then deep fried into mini patty like shapes, is one of the most common street food snacks or light meals in Jordan. They can be eaten on their own like veggie nuggets, eaten with bread, or stuffed into sandwiches.

2. Moutabel
When you plan to visit Jordan, you will find a type of baba ghanoush dish , it is a kind of Middle Eastern roasted eggplant dip and you will love it. When you visit Jordan, you will discover that baba ghanoush is available everywhere, by far the more common roasted eggplant dip available is moutabel, which is similar to baba ghanoush, but quite different. One of the main ingredient differences is that moutabel uses yoghurt in its recipe.

You will love eggplant, especially when it’s roasted over fire, to give it a wonderfully smoky taste and a smooth and creamy consistency. For moutabel, the roasted and peeled eggplant is combined with yoghurt, tahini, garlic and lemon juice.

3. Hummus.

Hummus is possibly the most well known Levantine and Middle Eastern food around the world. You will enjoy hummus. And In Jordan we ate hummus mostly everyday and it is preferred in the morning, and evening time as well.

The hummus in Jordan is fantastic, and despite containing just about the same ingredient make-up at every restaurant you order it from, it’s amazing how each version tasted just slightly different – the amount of lemon juice, and ratio of garbanzo beans to tahini, the texture, and also, very importantly, the olive oil.

4.Labneh
Labneh, which is also known as strained yoghurt, is a very thick, creamy yoghurt, that’s served at just about every breakfast table in Jordan. It’s not typically eaten like a bowl of yoghurt because it’s so rich, but instead it’s used as a spread for bread, or a dip for vegetables. The taste is sour and creamy, but usually not salty, very similar to sour cream.

Labneh can be served in a bowl plain, or drizzled with olive oil, or combined with different herbs or leaves to give it more flavor.

5.Tabbouleh

Another Levantine dish, often a starter or salad, tabbouleh is a mixture of finely minced parsley, tomatoes, garlic, and bulgar wheat, all dressed in lemon juice, salt, and olive oil. And also, tabbouleh is not typically scooped up with bread like hummus or moutabel, but it’s typically eaten plain with a spoon as well.

As for tabbouleh. You will love the freshness and crispness of the parsley, the garlicky taste, and the contrast of sour lemon juice and saltiness. As it is available all over Jordan.

6. Arabic salad

Similar in dressing taste to tabbouleh, but with a different vegetable make-up, Jordanian, or Arabic salad, usually includes finely diced up cucumber, tomatoes, and bell peppers, dressed in lemon juice and lots of olive oil.

We eat this salad as an excellent refreshing starter dish, we also particularly enjoyed it with main dishes like maqluba (rice and meat) and with grilled dishes like shish kebabs – to give the meal a nice balance. Nearly every restaurant in Jordan, they serve it.

TO BE CONTINUED….

Thanks for reading.

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27 thoughts on “Jordanian Cuisine ( part 1 )

    1. Those dishes are really delicious dishes, as it is the most popular food known locally in Jordan. However , tourists’ feedback that get almost scared where they get these things, when they leave the country. Lol . Thank you so much for taking the time reading and commenting, means a lot to me, Roda! 🙂

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  1. I’ve had falafel before when I used to live in Bahrain! We had a small fast food spot by our house and my mom would always buy the falafel! I would love to try the Labneh and the Arabic salad sounds yummy and healthy too! Thanks for sharing! 😊

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    1. That’s so great to know that you have been in the middle East before. I believe in Bahrain that there is many rest. which it sells falafel as it has been prepared by people Syrians, Jordanian Lebanese, and Indians, but Indians actually adoptd the recipe, they will not make it professionally as arabic when they do it. Because I was living in Dubai, and I know that , in addition, A lot of Indian are working there. With regards to salad and labneh are so delicious, I suggest to try it sooner. Thanks for taking the time reading the post, it is highly appreciated, Brittany🙂

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